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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Harley MS 6041
Sampled Folios:3v, 4v, 5v
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Usage: aftir
'a' is double compartment with flat head linked by hairline.
Usage: gate
the lower compartment is generally larger than the upper compartment.
Usage: can
Usage: And
Usage: deth
looped 'd' is used most of the time.
Usage: tried
in final position, 'd' is often tagged.
Usage: REdde
an occasional use of unlooped 'd'.
Usage: dei
this unlooped 'd' is in the scribe's more formal script used to introduce the 'Passus'.
Usage: god
the lower lobe of double compartment 'g' is frequently smaller than the upper compartment.
Usage: vndirfang
occasionally final 'g' has a flourish attached to the horizontal extension.
Usage: Eggyd
the lower compartments of 'g' frequently look ragged.
Usage: god
'g' in the scribe's more formal script.
Usage: hosbundrye
the head of 'h' is generally looped.
Usage: asketh
Usage: thorouȝh
Usage: Holy
upper case 'H' with curved extension out into the left margin which defines the graph as upper case.
Usage: robe
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: ar(e)
frequent flourishes attached to final 'r' usually denoting a missing 'e'.
Usage: or
'z'-shaped 'r' is used only after 'o'.
Usage: dabitur
the modern 'r' of the scribe's display script.
Usage: seiden
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: se
sigma 's' is also used in initial as well as in final positions.
Usage: knees
Usage: So
Usage: whom
'w' is looped with the base of the left element sitting higher than the right.
Usage: thow
the middle loop stands above the elements on either side.
Usage: knowyng
the lower compartment of the 'B'-shape at the right is lower than the left part of the graph.
Usage: What
a different graph as the upper case letter. Both heads are open with the left arm reaching out to the left instead of forming a loop over the remainder of the graph.
Usage: wyttes
'y's are mainly dotted.
Usage: my
the tail may be longer or shorter but always turns counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: peyne
Usage: mayde
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
thorn is used frequently throughout.
Usage: leiȝeþ
Usage: rytȝfullyche
yogh is used both as equivalent of 'gh' and of 'y'.
Usage: ȝoure
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Than
Usage: Iudas
Usage: Ne
Usage: Be
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